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Now, `artificial forest` for solar water splitting

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 20:28

An important advance in the race to develop carbon-neutral renewable energy sources has been achieved.

Photosynthesis evolved soon after life appeared on earth

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 00:15

Scientists studying the world’s oldest sedimentary rocks have claimed that about 3.8 billion years ago - not long after life appeared on Earth - an early form of photosynthesis may have evolved on the planet.

World`s oldest sedimentary rocks reveal photosynthesis` early origins

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 15:45

Scientists studying the world`s oldest sedimentary rocks have claimed that about 3.8 billion years ago, an early form of photosynthesis may have evolved.

Indian origin scientist unlocks some key secrets of photosynthesis

Last Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 12:10

A new study led by an Indian origin scientist is trying to detail the individual steps of highly efficient reactions that convert sunlight into chemical energy within plants and bacteria.

How photosynthesis originated

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 18:29

Atmospheric oxygen really took off on our planet about 2.4 billion years ago during the Great Oxygenation Event.

‘Artificial leaf’ tech to power cars?

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 14:37

British scientists claim to be working on a project to produce an oil substitute, using photosynthesis.

Man-made photosynthesis to boost food output

Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 13:54

Photosynthesis, one of the most powerful biological processes on earth, permits plants to convert solar energy into food and fuel, but with only one percent efficiency.

Photosynthesis `faster than thought`

Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 12:41

Scientists have estimated that the global rate of photosynthesis - the chemical process governing how ocean and land plants absorb and release carbon dioxide - is occurring 25 percent faster than earlier thought.

Artificial photosynthesis to harvest energy

Last Updated: Saturday, September 24, 2011, 14:10

Scientists are trying to learn lessons from one of nature’s finest miracles, photosynthesis, to harvest energy from the Sun.

Scientists come a step closer to unlocking secrets of photosynthesis

Last Updated: Saturday, February 20, 2010, 20:52

An international team of scientists has taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, and possibly to cleaner fuels.

Soon, an ‘artificial leaf’ that mimics photosynthesis to power vehicles

Last Updated: Friday, November 06, 2009, 13:19

Scientists are making progress toward development of an ‘artificial leaf’ that mimics the process of photosynthesis, and converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol for cars and trucks.